Stencils, Stellar Marketing and Mr. Rogers.

So I was recently searching on Amazon for some Easter stuffers* for the girls and smiled when I clicked through the images on this product offering.

Let me set the stage.

I searched "crafts for eight-year-olds" and ran across stencils. I mean, who doesn't like stencils? Good 'ole fashioned fun.

*Not sure if I should be using the word "stuffers" to describe what I'm going to place in the girls' Easter basket. Seems like I should have used "gifts" instead, since "stuffers" connote Christmas stockings. Hmm... I'm just go to go with it. But you have my word that I will not use it for Valentine's Day [stuffers] or St. Patrick's Day [stuffers]. Too weird.

Looks legit, right? I mean, it looks like you even get a pair of scissors.

So I click through the pics and I see this.

And I (might have) spit out my tea and laughed at my computer.


You're going to need to see this better.

PLEASE tell me that you're smiling at the absurdity of this.

In addition, please tell me that you are smiling at the awesomeness of this.

This, my friends, is solid marketing. They look like perfectly nice people. In fact, I kind of want to know them. Too funny.

Still want the stencils? You can see them and maybe, just maybe, experience your own, "WOW, thanks Mom!" moment, too. They're here.


Did I buy them?

Um, no.

But I did put this COLOR-CHANGING MR. ROGERS MUG in my cart.

Um, I sure did. And I'm hoping for a speedy delivery, too. (Pun intended.)

(His outer garment changes color!)

Mr. Rogers Cup here.


"I hope you're proud of yourself for the times you've said 'yes,' when all it meant was extra work for you and was seemingly helpful only to somebody else."

-Fred Rogers. The sweetest man who ever lived.


Happy day, friends. Happy day.


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